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EDUC308 Future-Focused Literacies

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A critical, socio-cultural view of literacy theories, practices and policies with implications for all educational settings.

What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century?

This paper examines future-focused literacy practices in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. You will examine what counts as literacy today, study yourself as a multiliterate person, and sharpen your skills of critical analysis. The paper is 100% internally assessed and will appeal to teachers and education studies students alike. In advice to future students, one student wrote: "Enjoy it, you will not regret taking it! It gave me a new perspective as to what literacy is and what it means to me."

Paper title Future-Focused Literacies
Paper code EDUC308
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $913.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.40

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Prerequisite
One 200-level EDUC or PSYC paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
susan.sandretto@otago.ac.nz
jane.tilson@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Associate Professor Susan Sandretto
Dr Jane Tilson

Teaching Arrangements

One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour workshop per week.

100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

All assigned paper readings are available through eReserve.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to

  • Evaluate contemporary reading theory to support the learning needs of all readers
  • Understand reading theories and interpret reading policy and practice in New Zealand schools and compare and contrast with international perspectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of critical literacy practices and critical analysis of texts

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22

A critical, socio-cultural view of literacy theories, practices and policies with implications for all educational settings.

What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century?

This paper examines future-focused literacy practices in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. You will examine what counts as literacy today, study yourself as a multiliterate person, and sharpen your skills of critical analysis. The paper is 100% internally assessed and will appeal to teachers and education studies students alike. In advice to future students, one student wrote: "Enjoy it, you will not regret taking it! It gave me a new perspective as to what literacy is and what it means to me."

Paper title Future-Focused Literacies
Paper code EDUC308
Subject Education
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
One 200-level EDUC or PSYC paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
susan.sandretto@otago.ac.nz
jane.tilson@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Associate Professor Susan Sandretto
Dr Jane Tilson

Teaching Arrangements

One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour workshop per week.

100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

All assigned paper readings are available through eReserve.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to

  • Evaluate contemporary reading theory to support the learning needs of all readers
  • Understand reading theories and interpret reading policy and practice in New Zealand schools and compare and contrast with international perspectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of critical literacy practices and critical analysis of texts

^ Top of page

Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 18-22
Thursday 15:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22